I always say there is something for everyone at the great Indiana State Fair. And if you have a little one who likes to do crafts then here is the inside scoop on 5 make and take crafts they can do while visiting the state fair.

First up the best kept secret in the Ag/Hort building is decorate a gourd necklace. In the back of the building nestled between the vegetable and flower exhibits you will see the Indiana Gourd Society with their display of gourds and they offer kids the chance to decorate their own gourd necklace for free. Kids will use colored markers to draw on their gourd.

Make you way over to the 4-H exhibit hall and in the basement tucked away by the wood working exhibits is a make your own toy train or truck out of wooden blocks. There are 4-H’ers on hand to help your little one glue their toy together and they do ask for a donation for the activity.

Inside the FFA building back by the free mini golf and indoor playground they have a coloring area and are offer a Free bracelet making craft. The FFA area is a great place to take kids anyway so make sure your little crafter gets in there.  

Pioneer Village is filled with memorabilia from agriculture’s past and that includes making some corn husk dolls just like Laura from Little House on the Prairie did. Times for this activity are posted in the state fair program and vary throughout the fair.  

Lastly, be sure to check out the Home and Family Arts Building for various crafts. While they may charge a small fee your kids can make artwork such as leather crafts.